Introducing Clarity, a voice activated Alexa speaker with a touch screen that also runs Android, as well as Google Assistant. Now you can use one device to ask Alexa and Google Assistant any question. You can play music and watch movies on the display screen. Because it is also an Android tablet, you can also download any app from the Play Store. Pricing is set initially at $99.
There are many apps out there that will monitor and present information about your computer, but one in particular does it in a unique way. CHARM from DragonApps is a simple Windows utility that sits in your system tray and reports changes in your computer’s activity such as CPU load, ram and disk usage—just by using sounds!
Agnitio is a speech recognition program for
Windows that lets you control your computer by using your voice. Anitio is a free download. It lets you perform basic commands, open browsers, and make Google searches. It runs on Windows 10, Windows 8 and 8.1, and Windows 7. Give it a try by clicking here.
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Bristol Braille has created Canute, a multi-line braille eBook reader. It has 9 lines of refreshable braille. Each line has 40 cells of braille. That is an amazing 360 cells, essentially making it a full page of refreshable braille.
It is about the size of a laptop, and is designed to work as a braille version of a Kindle eBook reader. It is estimated to cost about 600 Brittish Pounds, or about $750 U.S.
If you are curious about the name, Canute is the name of an English king from the eleventh century.
Have you ever misplaced something: like your keys, wallet, or phone? Well, Tile can help with that, and do even more.
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Apple’s productivity suite of applications, also called iWork, received a significant update to version 3.1, with a host of new features. Pages is a word processing application, Numbers is a spreadsheet application, and Keynote is a slideshow presentation application. The full list of improvements is listed below:
Ever wanted to know who represents your local area? Facebook has made it easy to find out who represents you in your state legislature and in the U.S. Congress. You will also get access to your Governor, lieutenant governor, the vice-president, and the President of the United States.
Here are the instructions on how to use Town Hall:
Uber announced that UberAssist will start running in Macau, which is sometimes called the Vegas of China. People who are disabled can choose the UberAssist button from within the app to let Uber know that they will need special assistance. For now, Uber has trained 100 drivers in Macau to handle special needs. They can communicate in sign language; they have been trained on how to fold wheelchairs; they know how to help people in and out of the car; and they have been trained on how to help people who are blind or visually impaired.
Once a person with a disability request an Uber
Assist ride, a qualified driver will call them to make sure of the meeting place, and ask if there are any special needs. The cost is the same as an UberX ride, which is the least expensive version.
This program is already running successfully in neighboring Hong Kong, and Uber hopes to bring it to many more locations.